Straight after the success of the Olympics and the latest news is that us Brits are going for the land-speed record – again. Currently at over 760mph Andy Green and the team are aiming for 1K mph, the Bloodhound rocket project aims to hit 1,000mph in about 45 seconds.
As well as being an outsanding feat it will also showcase design and engineering and hopefully, much like the olympics legacy, inspire the next generation. Sharing in a speed bid is another UK team trying for the electric car land speed record of over 137mph, with a possible top speed of about 200mph.
While meanwhile the current generation are capable of inspiring feats still – a group of diabetic pilots attempt a celebration flight after their successful campaign.